The 2009-10 season marked the 50th anniversary of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, but it’s not the only theatrical institution that’s been around for a half-century. In fact, our vibrant community theater scene has a history that goes back before 1960, too.
This time of year is a good opportunity to take stock of what’s happening on volunteer stages when the Cincinnati Association of Community Theaters (ACT-Cincinnati) hold its annual regional OCTAfest. Sponsored jointly by ACT-Cincinnati and the Ohio Community Theater Association (OCTA) at Parrish Auditorium on the Miami University-Hamilton campus, the three-day event is an opportunity to see an array of 30-minute excerpts by various companies from across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton — including Beechmont Players, Drama Workshop from Cincinnati’s West Side, Footlighters, Inc., from Newport, Village Players from Fort Thomas, The Wyoming Players, Tri-County Players and more.
There are three shows on Thursday and Friday evenings at 7 p.m. and seven more on Saturday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until around 4 p.m.
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